8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Linville
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Birmingham

1
day
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then see the interesting displays at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and then try to win big at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Cherokee itinerary maker.

Birmingham, UK to Cherokee is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to Cherokee. When traveling from Birmingham in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cherokee, with highs around 18°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Highlights from your plan
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

4
days
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Biltmore Estate and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Take a break from the city and head to The North Carolina Arboretum and Chimney Rock State Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Blueridge Parkway, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, look for gifts at Appalachian Strings, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip builder.

Drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Linville.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blueridge Parkway, Chimney Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
The North Carolina Arboretum
Blueridge Parkway
Biltmore Estate

1
day
Linville

Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain and then do a tasting at Linville Falls Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Linville itinerary planner.

Drive from Asheville to Linville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Asheville in November, expect nights in Linville to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Linville

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Linville Falls Winery
Highlights from your plan
Grandfather Mountain
Linville Falls Winery

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